A huge thanks to Fangoria for this look at the poster of the upcoming, Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark. This remake of the original 1973 is produced by Guillermo del Toro (Chronos, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth) and directed by Troy Nixie (Latchkey’s Lament) and stars Katie Holmes (The Gift, Batman Begins), Bailee Madison (Bridge to Terabitha), and Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Memento, The Time Machine). Though the poster says the film will hit the Silver Screens on August 12th it will actually come out on the 26th.
I was just a wee bit too young to watch Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark when it first aired on ABC back in 1973, I did however catch it in the early hours of the morning in the 80’s on TBS while waiting to go to school…and it scared the bejeezus out of me.
Now in 2011 we are getting a remake of the 1973 version with Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, and produced by Guillermo del Toro. I had to admit when I watched the trailer below I jumped a foot out of my seat. I have high expectations for it, I mean look how great that poster is!